One of the many rocks on display.
|...was established towards the end of 2009. Situated above the long-established quarry at Ghyll Scaur (formerly spelled "Gill Scar") to the North-West of the village of The Hill, near Millom in Cumbria, England.
The Park is an open-air collection of large rocks laid out so that visitors can get a hands-on experience of the variety of rocks on display. Each large rock sample is accompanied with an information panel detailing the rock name, type, age, where it's from and its origin. Further information details specifics about the particular sample and what it's typically used for.
The site also touches on the mining history of the area. A typical one-man mine wagon is on display alongside one of the many information display boards. Other display boards include 'From Magma to Motorway' and 'Look into the Volcano' One aspect of Millom Rock Park that is unusual is that it is also a viewing platform overlooking a live working quarry (except on blasting days - sorry !)
Many of the general information panels are detailed on Millom Rock Park website along with further information.
Direction sign to the Rock Park from the car park
The whole Rock Park sign
The initial view on arrival at the actual park
Information board - 'welcome'
Information board - 'the rock cycle'
Information board - 'from magma to motorway'
Rocks with the information boards for each rock
Rocks laid out prior to info board installation
Plenty of rocks !
Geological information board
Rocks information board
Info board relating to mining in the Millom area
Rocks and the info panels for them
More info panels
Ghyll Scaur quarry pools
Mining wagon an information panel (see 2 rows up)
Ghyll Scaur quarry
'Picnic' area and iron ore in a box !
Looking down on the main quarry machinery
Close-up of the works
Rocks before the information sign installation
Information panel for one of the rocks
St. George's Church viewed from the Rock Park